20 Sep - 08 Nov 2008 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales



Jerwood Contemporary Painters

20 Sep - 08 Nov 2008

This is the second Jerwood Contemporary Painters exhibition, which focuses on emerging UK artists, and was selected this year by Jason Brooks, Professor Stephen Farthing, RA, and Professor AnitaTaylor. Stephen Farthing commented:

“Clearly it is important for both audience and the judges to take a structured look from time to time at the changes that are taking place in that wonderfully traditional activity called Painting.This exhibition we hope does just that.”

Richard Dyer, from the catalogue essay:
‘When we look at the work of painters in this exhibition, such as Elinor Evans and Chris Smith, it becomes apparent why painting is still such a strong force even in the light of thirty years or more of installation, performance, video and now internet based practice. A painting holds the trace of the painter’s ‘touch’, its facture is the imprint of the intention of the artist, the surface traps the haptic resonance of the act of the artist making their mark in a way that no other medium is capable of.That is why painting will continue to be the essential verb in the grammar of contemporary art practice.”

The works selected for this exhibition are by: Johann Andersson,Varda Caivano, Gordon Cheung, Ross Chisholm , Simon Collins, Tom Crawford, Matthew Draper, Elinor Evans, Andrew Griffiths, Nadia Hebson, Gunther Herbst, Sally Kindberg, Sophie Lascelles, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Yuko Nasu, Alicia Paz, Michael Samuels, Chris Smith, Caroline Walker, James Wright.

Gallery Talk will be arranged in conjunction with his exhibition.
Free, all welcome. For more information contact Cath on 01970 622888 or email

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